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The Hyatt Foundation Appoints New Jury Member for The Pritzker Architecture Prize

Chicago, IL (January 30, 2018) - The Pritzker Architecture Prize appoints 2010 Pritzker Laureate Kazuyo Sejima as the newest member of the Pritzker Prize Jury. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the accolade, which has come to be known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.

Tom Pritzker, Chairman of Hyatt Foundation, states, “During her acceptance speech of the 2010 Pritzker Prize, Ms. Sejima remarked, ‘…this award is not only in recognition of our past works but rather an encouragement toward new architectural creations.’ It is this credence, alongside her international background and experience, that makes her a welcomed addition to the Jury.”

Ms. Sejima is the co-founder of Toyko-based SANAA, alongside 2010 Pritzker Laureate Nishizawa Ryue, which opened in 1995. She is also a professor at Polytechnic University of Milan; University of Applied Arts Vienna; Keio University, Tokyo; Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture Y-GSA; and a visiting professor at Japan Women’s University, Tokyo.

“I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on the jury and supporting the mission of the Pritzker Prize,” comments Ms. Sejima.

Ms. Sejima was appointed as the Director of the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010, and was named Japan Institute of Architects’ Young Architect of the Year in Japan in 1992. She has taught at various institutions including Princeton University and Polytechnique de Lausanne. She opened Kazuyo Sejima & Associates in Tokyo in 1987, and joined the office of 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito upon completing her architectural studies at Japan Woman’s University in 1981.

Her own works include House in Plum Grove (Tokyo) and Inujima Art House Project (Okayama). Notable works of SANAA consist of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa), the Rolex Learning Center (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), the Louvre-Lens, and Grace Farms (New Canaan).

Ms. Sejima joins Jury Chair Glenn Murcutt, architect and 2002 Pritzker Laureate, Sydney, Australia; Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Washington, D.C., USA; André Corrêa do Lago, architectural critic, curator, and Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, Tokyo, Japan; The Lord Palumbo, architectural patron, Chairman Emeritus of the Trustees, Serpentine Galleries, London, United Kingdom; Richard Rogers, architect and 2007 Pritzker Laureate, London, United Kingdom; Wang Shu, architect, educator, and 2012 Pritzker Laureate, Hangzhou, China; Benedetta Tagliabue, architect and director of EMBT Miralles Tagliabue, Barcelona, Spain; and Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Trusts, Mumbai, India. Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and also Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design manages the open nominations process, which accepts suggestions from architects from all over the world.

The 2018 Laureate will be announced in March, followed by the official ceremony in Toronto, Canada, this spring. Early this year, viewers can expect a new digital experience through a fully redesigned website, PritzkerPrize.com, as well as expanded social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About the Pritzker Architecture Prize
The Pritzker Architecture Prize was founded in 1979 by the late Jay A. Pritzker and his wife, Cindy. Its purpose is to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.

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Images for Download

The following are images of the architecture of Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta.

These images may be downloaded and distributed only in relation to the announcement of Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta being named the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates.

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Download the 2017 Media Kit here.

 

2017 Laureates
Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta
2017 Laureates

 

Bell–Lloc Winery, 2007, Palamós, Girona, Spain
Bell–Lloc Winery, 2007, Palamós, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Bell–Lloc Winery, 2007, Palamós, Girona, Spain
Bell–Lloc Winery, 2007, Palamós, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Bell–Lloc Winery, 2007, Palamós, Girona, Spain
Bell–Lloc Winery, 2007, Palamós, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Bell–Lloc Winery, 2007, Palamós, Girona, Spain
Bell–Lloc Winery, 2007, Palamós, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Soulages Museum, 2014, Rodez, France In collaboration with G. Trégouët
Soulages Museum, 2014, Rodez, France In collaboration with G. Trégouët 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Soulages Museum, 2014, Rodez, France In collaboration with G. Trégouët
Soulages Museum, 2014, Rodez, France In collaboration with G. Trégouët 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Soulages Museum, 2014, Rodez, France In collaboration with G. Trégouët
Soulages Museum, 2014, Rodez, France In collaboration with G. Trégouët 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Soulages Museum, 2014, Rodez, France In collaboration with G. Trégouët
Soulages Museum, 2014, Rodez, France In collaboration with G. Trégouët 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Soulages Museum, 2014, Rodez, France In collaboration with G. Trégouët
Soulages Museum, 2014, Rodez, France In collaboration with G. Trégouët 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

La Lira Theater Public Open Space, 2011, Ripoll, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé
La Lira Theater Public Open Space, 2011, Ripoll, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

La Lira Theater Public Open Space, 2011, Ripoll, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé
La Lira Theater Public Open Space, 2011, Ripoll, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

La Lira Theater Public Open Space, 2011, Ripoll, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé
La Lira Theater Public Open Space, 2011, Ripoll, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

El Petit Comte Kindergarten, 2010, Besalú, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé
El Petit Comte Kindergarten, 2010, Besalú, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

El Petit Comte Kindergarten, 2010, Besalú, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé
El Petit Comte Kindergarten, 2010, Besalú, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

El Petit Comte Kindergarten, 2010, Besalú, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé
El Petit Comte Kindergarten, 2010, Besalú, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

El Petit Comte Kindergarten, 2010, Besalú, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé
El Petit Comte Kindergarten, 2010, Besalú, Girona, Spain In collaboration with J. Puigcorbé 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Les Cols Restaurant Marquee 2011 Olot, Girona, Spain
Les Cols Restaurant Marquee 2011 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Les Cols Restaurant Marquee 2011 Olot, Girona, Spain
Les Cols Restaurant Marquee 2011 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

 

Les Cols Restaurant Marquee 2011 Olot, Girona, Spain
Les Cols Restaurant Marquee 2011 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Barberí Laboratory 2008 Olot, Girona, Spain
Barberí Laboratory 2008 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Barberí Laboratory 2008 Olot, Girona, Spain
Barberí Laboratory 2008 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver Library, Senior Citizens Center and Cándida Pérez Gardens, 2007, Barcelona, Spain
Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver Library, Senior Citizens Center and Cándida Pérez Gardens, 2007, Barcelona, Spain 
Photo by Eugeni Pons

 

Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver Library, Senior Citizens Center and Cándida Pérez Gardens, 2007, Barcelona, Spain
Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver Library, Senior Citizens Center and Cándida Pérez Gardens, 2007, Barcelona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver Library, Senior Citizens Center and Cándida Pérez Gardens, 2007, Barcelona, Spain
Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver Library, Senior Citizens Center and Cándida Pérez Gardens, 2007, Barcelona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver Library, Senior Citizens Center and Cándida Pérez Gardens, 2007, Barcelona, Spain
Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver Library, Senior Citizens Center and Cándida Pérez Gardens, 2007, Barcelona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Tossols-Basil Athletics Track 2000 Olot, Girona, Spain
Tossols-Basil Athletics Track 2000 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Ramon Prat

 

Tossols-Basil Athletics Track 2000 Olot, Girona, Spain
Tossols-Basil Athletics Track 2000 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Tossols-Basil Athletics Track 2000 Olot, Girona, Spain
Tossols-Basil Athletics Track 2000 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Tossols-Basil Athletics Track 2000 Olot, Girona, Spain
Tossols-Basil Athletics Track 2000 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

La Cuisine Art Center 2014 Nègrepelisse, France
La Cuisine Art Center 2014 Nègrepelisse, France 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

La Cuisine Art Center 2014 Nègrepelisse, France
La Cuisine Art Center 2014 Nègrepelisse, France 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

La Cuisine Art Center 2014 Nègrepelisse, France
La Cuisine Art Center 2014 Nègrepelisse, France 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Row House 2012 Olot, Girona, Spain
Row House 2012 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Row House 2012 Olot, Girona, Spain
Row House 2012 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Row House 2012 Olot, Girona, Spain
Row House 2012 Olot, Girona, Spain 
Photo by Hisao Suzuki

 

Videos: Ceremonies

Below are full-length ceremony videos for the Pritzker Architecture Prize that are available for viewing. Highlights of these videos (featuring ceremony and speech highlights) are available as well, either by clicking the links below or visiting the individual Laureate sections.

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta
2017 Laureates
State Guest House, Akasaka Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Full ceremony video 34:35

 

Alejandro Aravena
2016 Laureate
United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York
Full ceremony video 01:06:52
Ceremony highlights video 4:53

 

Frei Otto
2015 Laureate
The New World Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Full ceremony video 50:15
Ceremony highlights video 4:18

 

Shigeru Ban
2014 Laureate
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Full ceremony video 54:50
Ceremony highlights video 4:23

 

Toyo Ito
2013 Laureate
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum,
Boston, Massachusetts
Full ceremony video 39:40
Ceremony highlights video 3:48

 

Wang Shu
2012 Laureate
The Great Hall of the People, Beijing, 
The People’s Republic of China
Full ceremony video 34:02
Ceremony highlights video 2:57

 

Eduardo Souto de Moura
2011 Laureate
The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington D.C.
Full ceremony video 35:40
Ceremony highlights video 3:05

 

Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa
2010 Laureates
Immigration Museum, Ellis Island, New York Bay
Full ceremony video 48:02
Ceremony highlights video 5:43

 

Peter Zumthor
2009 Laureate
Palace of the Buenos Aires City Legislature,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Full ceremony video 46:27
Ceremony highlights video 5:32

 

Jean Nouvel
2008 Laureate
The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Full ceremony video 1:02:27
Ceremony highlights video 4:19

 

Richard Rogers
2007 Laureate
Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, London, United Kingdom
Full ceremony video 48:38
Ceremony highlights video 3:41

 

Paulo Mendes da Rocha
2006 Laureate
Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
Full ceremony video 40:26
Ceremony highlights video 3:54

 

Thom Mayne
2005 Laureate
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
Full ceremony video 41:37
Ceremony highlights video 2:54

 

Zaha Hadid
2004 Laureate
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Full ceremony video 37:22
Ceremony highlights video 3:43

 

Jørn Utzon
2003 Laureate
Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid, Spain
Full ceremony video 30:12
Ceremony highlights video 4:17

 

Glenn Murcutt
2002 Laureate
Michelangelo’s Campidoglio, Rome, Italy
Full ceremony video 56:16
Ceremony highlights video 4:11

 

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
2001 Laureates
Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
Full ceremony video 37:12
Ceremony highlights video 2:45

 

Rem Koolhaas
2000 Laureate
Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Israel
Full ceremony video 34:23
Ceremony highlights video 3:40

 

Norman Foster
1999 Laureate
Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany
Full ceremony video 52:52
Ceremony highlights video 3:44

 

Renzo Piano
1998 Laureate
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Full ceremony video 51:12
Ceremony highlights video 2:49

 



 

 


Sverre Fehn
1997 Laureate
The construction site of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Full ceremony video 23:41
Ceremony highlights video 3:14

 

Rafael Moneo
1996 Laureate
The construction site of the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Full ceremony video 12:23
Ceremony highlights video 3:07

 

Tadao Ando
1995 Laureate
Grand Trianon and the Palace of Versailles, France
Full ceremony video 26:37
Ceremony highlights video 3:21

 

Christian de Portzamparc
1994 Laureate
The Commons, Columbus, Indiana
Full ceremony video 50:24
Ceremony highlights video 3:56

 

Fumihiko Maki
1993 Laureate
Prague Castle, Czech Republic
Full ceremony video 49:54
Ceremony highlights video 3:44

 

Alvaro Siza
1992 Laureate
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois
Full ceremony video 34:21
Ceremony highlights video 4:06

 

Robert Venturi
1991 Laureate
Palacio de Iturbide, Mexico City, Mexico
Full ceremony video 35:17
Ceremony highlights video 2:28

 

Aldo Rossi
1990 Laureate
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Full ceremony video 25:46
Ceremony highlights video 3:17

 

Frank Gehry
1989 Laureate
Todai-ji Buddhist Temple, Nara, Japan
Full ceremony video 43:11
Ceremony highlights video 4:09

 

Gordon Bunshaft &
Oscar Niemeyer
1988 Laureates
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Bunshaft full ceremony video 16:19
Niemeyer full ceremony video 16:19
Bunshaft ceremony highlights video 2:51
Niemeyer ceremony highlights video 2:51

 

Kenzo Tange
1987 Laureate
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Full ceremony video 28:23
Ceremony highlights video 1:42

 

Gottfried Böhm
1986 Laureate
Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, United Kingdom
Full ceremony video 23:07
Ceremony highlights video 3:11

 

Hans Hollein
1985 Laureate
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, California
Full ceremony video 20:29
Ceremony highlights video 1:35

 

Richard Meier
1984 Laureate
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Full ceremony video 20:37
Ceremony highlights video 3:38

 

I.M. Pei
1983 Laureate
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Full ceremony video 19:06
Ceremony highlights video 3:16

 

Kevin Roche
1982 Laureate
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Full ceremony video 16:47
Ceremony highlights video 2:45

 

James Stirling
1981 Laureate
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
Full ceremony video 14:29
Ceremony highlights video 1:12

 

Luis Barragán
1980 Laureate
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
Full ceremony video 25:14
Ceremony highlights video 2:30

 

Philip Johnson
1979 Laureate
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
Full ceremony video 23:58
Ceremony highlights video 4:12

Archive

The Pritzker Architecture Prize, founded in 1979, seeks to maintain many of the documents, images, videos, and other materials related to its history. If you have a specific query about rights and reproductions or other media-related questions, please contact Director of Communications Eunice Kim. For all other inquiries, please contact Executive Director Martha Thorne.

Archive - Richard Rogers
Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain, 2005, Richard Rogers